I can't help but feel maybe APS deliberately wanted the team to be late for the finals.
Don't ask me why but I just find it is very VERY unusual for a Team Coach to make what is considered a school boy's mistake, other than he meant to do it.
Even if APS is blur and forgot to leave on time, don't tell me all the swimmers and the other staffs are also blur? All never check the time?
Could there be more than meets the eye to this matter, something that we do not know?